Hussain Al Fardan, Vice Chairman of Commercial Bank, recently hosted VIP Sadara customers at Al Tawash Gallery, home to his private collection of pearls, considered one of the largest, most diverse and most fascinating in the region.

To these valued affluent relationships, it was a rare opportunity to get a closer look at the unique jewellery pieces. The special guests also had the opportunity to tour the gallery, courtesy of Hussain Al Fardan himself, who also passionately narrated the history and techniques of pearl diving, and the captivating stories behind each and every exclusive pieces of jewellery in his collection.

Pearl diving and trading has been the mainstay and backbone of economy long before the discovery of oil in the Gulf region, and hence evoke historical significance and strong social and emotional bonds amongst many Gulf-based communities.

Al Tawash Gallery is a showcase of this colourful legacy over the last six decades. Besides the outstanding collection of handcrafted ornaments, several units of regionally popular raw pearls such as Dana, Dorra, Hasbaah, G-1, Sherine, and Gumash are displayed among other pearls – in different sizes, colours, shapes and weight.

According to AGM Head of Sadara Banking Reham Thawabi, Al Tawash Gallery owes its treasured legacy to Hussain Al Fardan, whose undying passion for natural pearls was highlighted his commitment to preserve their history and to revive an important cornerstone of Qatari heritage. The exclusive invitation to VIP Sadara customers comes as a gesture of goodwill, appreciation and gratitude for their continued loyalty to Commercial Bank.

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